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Bedfordshire Police are appealing for witnesses after a bogus postman with a Scottish accent bluffed his way into a Houghton Regis home before stealing watches and electrical items.
It happened at around 6.40am on Monday, April 18 when the offender called at a property in Milton Way and pushed the occupant back into the hall when she answered the door.
The victim, who is in her mid 20s, was threatened with violence if she made any noise and the offender conducted a search of the property before making good his escape. Then the victim, who was shocked and bruised but did not need hospital treatment, raised the alarm.
DC Gill Cowley, investigating, is keen to speak to anyone who saw the offender, complete with hat and red bag, hanging around the property, hurrying from it or getting into a vehicle. He was white, about 48-years-old, 6ft 2ins tall, of proportionate build with a Scottish accent.
She also wants to hear from jewellers, dealers or others who may have been offered the stolen property, which included:
A Rolex Perpetual Oyster watch with chunky silver bracelet and diamonds instead of numerals.
A watch with white leather strap, white face and diamonds
A Chanel replica J12 with a white face and diamante
A black Packard-Bell lap-top
A white Blackberry curve
DC Cowley said: “This was a very frightening experience for the occupant and we want to hear from anyone with information that may help.
“That could include someone who saw something on the day, someone who is offered jewellery, or someone who knows someone who has access to a post office-type uniform but who does not work for the post office.
“In the meantime, I would reassure residents that our Safer Neighbourhood Teams are aware, they have stepped up patrols and we are doing all we can to find the person responsible.”
Anyone with information can contact DC Cowley, in confidence, on 01582 473386, the main switchboard on 01234 841212, text to 07786 200011 or telephone Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
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